My boobs were my tools of the trade for almost 20 months.

Once my youngest daughter weaned herself from the Magical Boob Juice, the fun really began!

(And by fun we all know I mean chaos!)

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1/8/08

Did I Mention?

In all the chaos that is my life, did I mention the emergency trip to the vet with Zeus?

Friday afternoon I came home from a little morning outing (read: shopping) and let Zeus into the backyard. The fenced backyard that we just spent a wad to get fenced that we had to revamp in places to keep him inside said yard- yup, that yard! So, out he went and I got Ava a little lunch, she took a very short nap, I read the blogs, unloaded the dishwasher. All in all about an hour and a half went by. I had peeked out to check on Zeus about 4 times during all this because I am paranoid. Seems that somewhere between the 4th and 5th look at Zeus my paranoia wasn't unjustified.

I open the door to call Zeus in for a little crate time and he was slobbering profusely. He looked rabid, actually. Drool-licklick-droooool-foam.

"Not good," I thought as I grabbed him and put him into his crate. I got him water to drink just in case he was too hot. He looked at me and lost all bowel control in a nice big brown watery flood.

I called mom, "I'm bringing Ava, Zeus is sick, don't ask questions!"

I called the vet, "I'm bringing Zeus, he might have gotten into something poisonous, be there in 10 minutes!"

I put an old quilt in the back of the SUV, loaded Zeus (who luckily only pooped on the tile), grabbed Ava and drove across the yard to mom's, then made a b-line for the vet.

I called Jef. He was worried we were going to lose yet another dog to a mysterious poison.

Long story short, the vet gave Zeus activated charcoal (which he ate happily!), he ran an IV for a few hours, and they never detected any poison or toxins in his system whatsoever.

A $250 mystery!

At least he's ok...

...But his Doggie Treat Fund is now being funnelled into the "Steam Clean the Armada's Carpet" fund.

--The Milk Maid kindly refrained from photographic evidence of the above reference account.

7 comments:

Deena said...

I wonder what Zeus got into???

I am so thankful everything turned out to be okay!!! I know you must have freaked out on that one...

Thanks for NOT posting the err, evidence.

kittenroar5 said...

yuck!!!

I'm glad he's okay, but I would have laughed at the evidence!

So, you gonna come stay at Chez Roar?

Kelly said...

That's gross. So glad that Zeus is OK, though. Poor boy.

B said...

I still cringe when I get text messages from you because i'm worried that you will make good on your promise to flash poop pics. : ) Glad the boy is fine.

Michell said...

Was he walking ok?? I ask because Sadie has seizures sometimes and while she has never lost bowel control she does sometimes lose bladder control after the seizure and always pukes (large foamy amounts)after a seizure. Hope whatever it is it doesn't happen again.

twondra said...

Wow...scary. I'm glad he's okay. The poor thing.

Marcy "meg" said...

Hmmm... Poor baby! Wonder what happened??? It does kinda sound like a seizure... of course I am not a vet so don't quote me on that.

Well I hope Zeus stays free of any other incidents... give him a big ole smooch from me!